CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ‘APPROPRIATION JOHN’ – special edition

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 
Thank You for Swallowing is looking to publish a special series of response poems to the recent furore regarding Jay Sizemore’s poem “Scowl” and Revolution John magazine’s response to criticism.

The brief is as follows:
Find a well-known poem, the more familiar the better. Can be written by a Dead White Male does not have to be. Use its form and structure to craft your response. We want subversion and irony. Because we actually know what irony means.

[Looking for ideas? Try some of the dull-as-toast poems in this anthology I had to teach last year. – Ed]

Contributions from non-binary/PoC/LGBT poets especially welcomed and encouraged.

Please send submissions to thankyouforswallowing [at] gmail [dot] com ASAP. Please include ‘appropriation’ in the subject line.


Note: We are also taking in refugee poems from the suspended Revolution John website for those who want to ensure their works have a nice safe home. Email your works with “revolution” in the subject line.

Thank You for Swallowing is still on holiday. But.

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